Getting the Right Legal Representation
You’ve heard stories of people getting contacted by the police in relation to a crime. While nobody disputes that police officers have a tough job, you must know your rights when officers come face-to-face with you. It’s well established that many individuals do not get the best possible results when dealing with the legal system. In some instances, an individual’s wealth, race, or personal choices can unjustly and majorly affect the outcome of their case.
We believe that everyone should get comprehensive, unbiased legal representation – ideally, as soon as possible. For example, did you know that you are not obligated to talk to the police regarding your charge? This is not to say you shouldn’t cooperate when it makes sense to do so. However, you do not have to decide on your own – it’s best to have a lawyer by your side to help. You have well-established rights!
Whether you have been identified as a “person of interest,” arrested, or charged with a crime, effective legal representation from the beginning will help ensure you are not under-represented or taken advantage of. Here’s how:
- Your lawyer should be by your side throughout the entire process – ensuring that your constitutional rights are followed and speaking on your behalf to promote your best interests.
- If you’re charged with a crime, your lawyer will guide you through available options and represent you in all legal proceedings, including settlement discussions or a trial.
- If you’re a witness or person of interest, and not charged with a crime, your lawyer will handle how to best respond to any potentially incriminating questions or situations. There’s a way to cooperate in a police investigation, provide relevant/helpful information, and keep yourself protected at the same time.
- Facing a judge can be daunting, especially when legal jargon is involved. Your lawyer will help you understand legal nuances, be aware of relevant issues that may help you, and advocate on your behalf.
Regardless of the type of crime – DUI, drugs, theft, violent offenses, white collar crimes, or other – adequate legal representation is within reach for defendants and should not be refused. For those with limited funds, affordable options are available. For example, some criminal law attorneys offer free consultations during which they share valuable information.
In our experience, when people need legal help, it’s often when they least expect it. Our philosophy is to be ready to help whenever the need arises, even if it’s on a Saturday at 2:00 a.m.! Learn about our work or contact us if you have any questions about specific legal issues or fees.